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Steer's-head - Dicentra uniflora


Global Rank: G4?
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Glabrous, scapose perennial from tuberous roots. Leaves long-petiolate, the blade 1–2 cm long, 2 to 3 times pinnately divided into narrowly oblong segments, as long as the stem. Flowers solitary on stalks 2–6 cm long, white to pink, 1–2 cm long; both outer petals with recurved spur; inner petals narrowly arrow-shaped, purple-tipped. Capsules ovoid, ca. 1 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT, south to CA, UT, WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Vernally moist, often shallow soil of meadows, open forest, rock outcrops; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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